Thursday, 25 September 2008

Active [e]learning?

A few weeks ago I was asked to present at a local FE College staff development day. The title was "Active elearning".
As I broadly researched theis topic of "active learning" it became quite evident that most of the underlying pedagogy involved in the plethora of (games'ish based) tasks involved active collaboration with peers. My presentation is now up on, for you to download. Within the prestentation I also discussed the use of Moodle and Wikis to promote active collaboration online. There are a number of links within the presentation regarding effective practice and worked exemplars.

I also located this excellent little website (URL below) full of short videos explaning how lecturers are transforming their previously didactic pedagogy towards a more student centred (and collaborative) approach using the techniques they had learned. Geoff Petty ( a renowned consultant) and other experienced trainers provide the underpinnnig theory and clarifies the active aspect of learning which helps students to embed principles and relate these experiences to new situations.

Access them here :

Active learning means:

  • involving learners
  • enabling them to learn important skills
  • allowing them to apply new knowledge

And don't forget that the QIA exellence gateway also has some case studies on effective practice. This site is constanty updated, so please take a while to browse the case studies.

Active Learning
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: elearning web2.0)

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